Crime, Reason and History: A Critical Introduction to Criminal Law, 3rd Edition

  • Alan Norrie King's College
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  • ISBN-10: 1316055698
  • ISBN-13: 9781316055694
  • DDC: 345.41
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Many books seek to explain the general principles of the criminal law. This title stands out and alone as a book that critically and concisely analyzes these principles and comes up with a different viewpoint: that the law is shaped by social history and therefore systematically structured around conflicting elements. Updated extensively to include two new chapters on loss of control and self-defense and with an extended treatment of offence and defense, this new edition combines challenging and sophisticated analysis with accessibility.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Crime, Reason and History.
The Law in Context Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Preface to the Third Edition.
2: Preface to the Second Edition.
3: Preface to the First Edition.
4: Table of Cases.
5: Table of Statutes.
6: Prologue: A Brief History of the Ancient Juridical City of Fictionopolis (with Apologies to Norton Juster).
7: Contradiction, Critique and Criminal Law.
8: The Historical Context of Criminal Doctrine.
Mens Rea.
9: Motive and Intention.
10: Recklessness.
11: Strict and Corporate Liability.
Actus Reus.
12: Acts and Omissions.
13: Causation.
14: Necessity and Duress.
15: Insanity and Diminished Responsibility.
16: Self-defence.
17: Loss of Control.
18: Sentencing.
19: Conclusion.